Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation disciplines both body and mind. It is a practice based on mental focus, awareness and mindfulness. Meditation has proven holistic health benefits affecting the whole person - body, mind, emotions and spirits.. Meditation is widely recommended by not just spiritual teachers, but also by physicians, and mental health professionals. Some people do meditation for improving their lives, de-stress, relax, and rejuvenate. Some for personal growth and spiritual purposes.
Here are some of its benefits in our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well being:

  • Spiritual - We develop a greater awareness of our inner self. Under the guidance of a spiritual mentor, meditation can bring about a spiritual awakening and the discovery of our true being. Meditation is a fundamental practice for people pursuing a spiritual journey. Meditation is used in all major religious traditions such as Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism.
  • Emotional - Meditations reduces feelings of anxiety, depression, irritability, and moodiness.
  • Mental - We develop greater concentration, intuition and creativity. Since meditation can enhance creativity and insight, and even develop extra sensory perception, It is a popular practice for people who want to reach their full human potential.
  • Physical - Meditation induce deep relaxation, strengthens the immune system, lowers high blood pressure, and increases one's energy level. It is an effective method for stress relief and is good for people undergoing physical stress and medical conditions such as migraine, headaches, asthma, hypertension, hyper acidity, muscle aches, acne, and even sexual dysfunction.


2 comments:

The Fitness Diva said...

Meditation really can serve many different functions in your life. I know that I could definitely use more of it! Great for visualization and focus.

Hot Yoga said...

I am a keen meditator, as well as a yoga fan and I get different benefits from both. They do complement each other beautifully.

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